Members of the Board are appointed for three years by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in consultation with the Board Chair. This period may be extended by the Minister for up to a further three years.
Members are collectively accountable to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the performance of Antarctica New Zealand. All delegated functions and powers within Antarctica New Zealand arise from the Board's delegations. The Board’s role is governance. Specific functions within this overall role include:
The Chief Executive is responsible for the staffing and management of Antarctica New Zealand.
Rob joined the Board of Antarctica New Zealand on February 1, 2013 and is also a director of Icebreaker, the Merino clothing company and Ecoya, the home fragrance and skin care company, following his term as CEO of Air New Zealand, Chairman of the Star Alliance and as a Member of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).